St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-
Date of original release: 12-10-20

Body Camera Rollout

Released on 12-10-20-1:18 p.m.

The St. Petersburg Police Department is rolling out its body worn camera program today. Chief Holloway will be available for media today at 2:30 p.m. at St. Petersburg Police Headquarters, 1301 1st Avenue North.

The first squads began training this week, with the first officers with cameras hitting the streets today. It will take 4-6 weeks to get all the officers through the training and issued a body camera. In- car cameras will also be part of the program.

These will take longer to install in 360 patrol cars and should be completed in 2021.

The Department purchased the system from Axon. See cost breakdown below.

The cameras will automatically record, with a 30 second pre-roll, anytime the weapon or taser is removed from its holster. Officers will also be required to manually activate the camera for the following circumstances: (the full 9-page policy is attached in the media link or can be found on our website under General Order III-40)

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer